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28/12/2013 17:54, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Boss applauds Welbeck

David Moyes hailed a “brilliant” Manchester United victory and praised Danny Welbeck after the Reds recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road.

With the score goalless at half-time, the boss introduced Welbeck to the action and the England international made a fabulous impact, ultimately deciding the match by rounding Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy to score the game’s winning goal in the 57th minute.

Speaking to MUTV after the match, Moyes was delighted with the win and his striker: “It's just a brilliant three points. We have had two away games in three days, they have both been hard and very close, but it's terrific that the players have come out with six points.

“We needed the squad. We have a big squad here and a good squad. If you are going to win games away from home then you are going to need them to do their job, and we are going to need them in the coming games as well. 

“It was great to get the victory, although we didn’t play particularly well in the first half. In the first 10 minutes, I thought we did well but then we lost our way a little bit. I thought Danny Welbeck came on and made a massive difference for us. He gave us something slightly different.”

Asked if his decision to bring Welbeck on changed the game, Moyes was humble and keen to attribute all of the credit to the 23-year-old. He also acknowledged Norwich’s

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